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good morning. fears in ferguson. the fbi is investigating this morning on whether two men arrested on weapons charges were getting explosives. show of support. bill cosby receiving two standing ovations on friday night despite the growing number of women who claim he sexually assaulted him. we will speak exclusively with one of the accusers over what happened to her 25 years ago. fall from the sky. a window an washer plunges to the ground from 11 stories up. >> i saw a black shadow coming from the sky and i just started
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running. >> he survives. we will tell you how. and the most expensive dog search ever. one year-long search for her best friend. why would someone spend more than $30,000 for a missing dog? we will ask her today saturday, november 22nd, 2014. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today," with lester holt and erica hill. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today." i'm lester holt. >> i'm erica hill alongside sheinelle jones and dylan dreyer. >> i got to is step into the life of dylan dreyer in buffalo. six hours after i got there, i was whining. i said how do you do this all the time. >> you did a great job.
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>> a lot of snow. we want to get to the top story in ferguson, missouri where a grand jury decision could come today. nbc's ron allen is on the story for us. ron, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lester. there is tension everywhere here. you can see the main drag here in ferguson, most of the businesses are boarded up in anticipation of the grand jury decision whether to indict officer darren wilson in the death of michael brown. some schools will be closed on monday and tuesday. the governor has declared a state of emergency. overnight, at ground zero here outside the ferguson police headquarters, most protests and small crowds clashing with police. a lot of yelling and screaming. pushing and shoving. now there are calls for calm around town and even president obama himself. >> this is a country that allows everybody to express their views. allows them to peacefully
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assemble and protest actions that they think are unjust, but using any event as excuse for violence is contrary to rule of law and contrary to who we are. >> reporter: overnight, there is word of the arrest of two men on weapons charges and federal officials are investigating if they were trying to acquire pipe bombs to bring to ferguson. this is beyond ferguson with reports of demonstrations organized in at least 100 cities around the country from san diego to boston and a lot of cities in between. here, one good sign police and protesters are still talking and trying to work out so-called rules of engagement for conduct during protests and things like what weapons the police will carry and sanctuary space. they are agrees on some things, but disagreeing on others. there is a weekend announcement of a grand jury decision because
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it is felt that more students will be home from school. parents will be home from work and less people on the streets. back to you. lester. >> we are all hoping for calm. ron allen in ferguson, thank you. turning to the growing number of women accusing bill cosby of sexual assault. he performed last night in front of a sold out crowd in florida and received a warm welcome. in a moment, we will speak to one woman coming forward to accuse cosby of assault. we first get the latest from nbc's gabe gutierrez. gabe, good morning. >> reporter: erica, good morning. cosby got two standing ovations. one as he took the stage and another as he left the stage. the sold out crowd sticking by him despite the growing scandal. on stage, cosby launched into his routine. no mention of the sexual assault. >> it is all speculation right now. i don't know any proof. >> reporter: now more accusers
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coming forward. angela leslie told the new york daily news that cosby assaulted her in 1992. >> he is pretending it did not happen. it did. >> reporter: leslie is one of eight women who publicly accuse cosby of inappropriate behavior. cosby has never been charged with any crime. friday night, his attorney said the new claims of alleged decade old events are ridiculous and completely illogical so many people would have said nothing and done nothing. a former reporter says cosby's lawyers squashed her story. robin said in 2005, she investigated allegations in the '80s. in exchange for not running the story, they were allowed to interview cosby for a fluff piece. >> i was frustrated and concerned for beth and other
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women who are silenced by someone who has more money than they have. >> reporter: the newspaper won't say why her story did not run. >> we don't comment on our reporting process and stories that we did not publish in the national enquirer. >> reporter: back at cosby's performance. >> he is innocent until proven guilty. >> reporter: an audience member said we love you, cosby. he held up a fist and the crowd cheered. other appearances have been canceled and cosby spoke to the local newspaper here. he is quoted as saying i know people are tired of me not saying anything, but a guy doesn't have to answer to innuendo. erica. >> gabe gutierrez, thank you. as we saw in gabe's piece, one of the women accusing bill cosby
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of sexual assault. she joins us this morning. >> good morning, erica. >> the big question is why now? you say this happened in 1992. why are you coming forward? >> i'm coming forward now, erica, because i have been watching the news and i see where cosby is not saying anything. so to be silenced does not mean that you are not guilty. i'm coming forward to let everybody know that this happened to me and i have no reason to lie whatsoever. it happened when i was in vegas and the elvis presley suite. it is something i wasn't expecting. i met cosby previously in new york. this was my first time meeting him one-on-one. >> you were 26 years old. he flew you out there. you walk into the suite by yourself. there are plenty of people that might watch this and say what were you expecting? alone with a man in a room who flew you to las vegas. >> you know, i admire bill
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cosby. i watched his show for years. i watched other spinoff shows. he was an icon. i wasn't thinking of anything like that. i was thinking like he was this american father figure. >> what was the purpose of the visit? why had you flown out? >> we were talking about my acting skills and my opportunities and actually when i went into his suite, he wanted me to demonstrate my acting ability. he asked me act like i was intoxicat intoxicated. i started to do it. it wasn't just a room. it was a suite. we were not directly in a bedroom. we are in a kitchen area. >> you were not intoxicated? >> i was not. he told me to act intoxicated. >> he gave a statement saying he doesn't have to speak out.
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his attorney gave this statement overnig overnight. quote, it is completely illogical people have said nothing and did nothing and not report the claims if they thought they were assaulted over a span of so many years. why wait? >> i had not been raped. he didn't physically hurt me. he took my hand and put it where it shouldn't have been and not fondle with him. he actually did try to get on top of me, but i was able to push him off and he kind of fell on to the floor. he asked me to leave his room because he pretended he got a phone call. i never heard a phone ring. i think he was embarrassed i was able to push me down. that is why he dismissed me from the room. >> are you looking for money? >> i just want him to acknowledge what he did. take responsibility and to apologize to these women and let everybody move on. >> what is your reaction to the
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standing ovation and the fans we saw in gabe's piece? >> i think that people are not believing these stories, but they are true. they are absolutely true. i have no reason to lie. i will take a lie detector test anytime on anything i have said. >> we appreciate you coming in, angela. thank you. >> thank you. erica, thanks. thousands of people in western new york state are trying to dig out from the massive snowstorm this morning. today, residents are not only worried about the potential for roof collapses, but bracing for potential flooding as warmer temperatures begin to melt all that heavy snow. rehema ellis is outside buffalo this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lester. as you say, this week's epic storm dumped a record 70 plus inches of snow throughout parts of the region. for people around here accustomed to snow, this is a lot to handle. people are finally emerging after a record storm of 7 feet
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of snow. the work ahead is enormous. >> i probably fielded between myself and my brother 350 calls in two days. >> reporter: the storm has passed, but danger remains this weekend. dozens of roofs like this collapsed under the heavyweight of several feet of snow. officials now worry other buildings with flat roofs are at risk. homeowners are not taking chances and are clearing the roofs. were you feeling nervous about the potential of structure damage? >> we heard a bit of creaking a couple days ago. >> reporter: and now with rising temperatures in the forecast, a new potential threat. >> the warming will bring melting. melting will bring water. water will bring floods. >> reporter: 1,600 trucks hauled away 32,000 tons of snow already. but the view from the air shows
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that's just the beginning. on one street, a team of neighbors is hard at work helping each other dig out. you have been helping a lot of your neighbors out. >> we came out. today is the first day we were able to see each other. we are making sure everybody can get out okay. >> reporter: the next potential threat is flooding. heavy equipment and pumps at the ready. governor cuomo says the flooding could be significant as temperatures start to rise this weekend and melting begins. lester. >> rehema ellis, thank you. >> dylan, what do you see in the forecast that residents can expect? >> if you took all that snow and melt it down, you have 4 to 6 inches of water. all of that has to go somewhere. what we will notice is additional rain will add to the water. it is not all going to melt instantly. it is a slow process. light fluffy snow will absorb the moisture first and then we see flooding a few days down the road. we have an icy mix through ohio.
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i want to point out to you this is the warmer air that is moving in. notice it is not completely snowing. because of the fact we are going to see additional rain on top of the melting, we have flood watches if effect across northern new york. this will move into as well. we are looking at .75 of rain. you see the temperatures above freezing. overnight, we stay above freezing and into monday and into tuesday, we are looking for temperatures to stay above freezing. about .25 to .75 of rain in the area. the heavy rain will move into the southeast. that is where we will see 3 inches of flooding. if that was moving up to buffalo, then we would see bigger problems. we have to watch out for the snow melt and drains and the streams and creeks where we will see the flooding. >> dylan, thanks.
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the costly operations in the middle east will be learned by the end of the year. we have nbc's correspondent kristen welker in las vegas traveling with the president. >> reporter: lester, according to an official that u.s. forces could be involved in offensive operations in afghanistan into next year. that is after combat operations were supposed to end. you will recall the u.s. military was supposed to take a big step back at the start of the new year. only training and advising afghan forces. this move suggests that u.s. forces will remain in offensive positions. the operations could include targeting the taliban and other networks. the second official downplayed the news and it won't carry out official patrols.
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we will no longer target solely because they are members of the taliban. to the extent that taliban members directly threaten the united states. however, we will take appropriate measures to keep americans safe. now the new york times broke this news and they are reporting the decision comes because of the increase of militants in iraq and also because there's a new president of afghanistan who welcomes this move. lester. >> kristen, before i let you go, the president announced the immigration policy on thursday and executive action and talk of poisoning the well with congress. what is the fallout now a couple days later? >> reporter: lester, i can tell you republicans who just won control of congress are infuriated that president obama is taking action on immigration reform unilaterally and without them. some republicans so angry that they want to shutdown the government again. republican leaders are warning
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that it could anger the public and back fire. i have been speaking to aides on capitol hill who say the scenario is you will see republicans take some type of legislative action to try to reverse the president and try to sue president obama. there are concerns about 2016. hispanics are a key voting blog. they helped president obama win the white house twice. republicans don't want to alienate hispanics. for his part, president obama showing no signs of backing down. he was in las vegas on friday selling the executive action and officials tell me he will continue to cross the country to try to get the public on board with this move, but he will spend the weekend in the las vegas area playing golf. >> kristen welker, you are on the darkened of the strip there in vegas. >> reporter: that's for sure. sheinelle is going through the other headlines, including a scary scene for passengers on
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the tarmac in atlanta. >> this morning, the ntsb is in atlanta discovering how an american airlines jet was clipped. the jet was taxiing to the gate. no injuries were reported. the u.s. embassy in mexico is warning americans to avoid the resort town of acapulco because of the violence in the area. the elevated alert comes one month after the state department asked americans to stay within tourist areas. demonstrators protesting the disappearance of 43 college execut students have blocked highways. a manhunt under way in cleveland, ohio after a deadly rampage. a pregnant woman and three others in a home were killed in a wave of gunfire. a 10-year-old girl wounded, but expected to survive. a new report suggests there may have been missed opportunities to treat the troubled gunman in the deadly sandy hook school shooting. the report released friday
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suggested adam lanza's parents and teachers chose not to medically treat him. the report notes that it cannot draw a direct line to what triggered the attack. 20 children and 6 teachers were killed in december of 2012 before lanza turned the gun on himself. he also killed his mother in the rampage. a miracle in san francisco. a window washer fell 11 stories from the roof of a building and survived. the window washer screamed during the death defying accident on friday before hitting a car and bouncing on the asphalt. last week, two window washers in new york were rescued. we have more coming up in the next hour on the story. and finally, what a journey for one missing kitten. spice disappeared in new mexico on halloween. look at this. she turned up in maine. that is some 2,300 miles from home. the kitten found inside a duffel
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bag in a thrift store. a micro chip traced the cat to its owner. no one knows how she made it across the country. >> she is a maine kohn. >> i don't know what the deal is here. with that one -- >> maybe she can get some tips from the kitten. >> i have no idea. >> lost in the whiteout conditions in buffalo and just got lost. >> i'm over this. dylan is back with the check of the country's forecast. >> everywhere else we are talking about a warm up. rain in texas where today we could see a slight risk of stronger storms. isolated tornadoes are possible, but more of the gusty winds and cloud-to-ground lightning. keep that in mind. you can see the rain extending up to the great lakes region. a morning mix through michigan and up into western new york. it indicates where the warmer air is moving in. we have a bigger storm in the
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pacific northwest. some areas in the mountains could end up with a foot a good saturday morning. i'm meteorologist michelle grossman. another cold one today. just not quite as cold as they have been. below normal but under mostly sunny skies. nice afternoon. as we head towards tomorrow, warmer. 54, rain comes in overnight. sunday into monday. then ve!vmonday, warm winds. up to 72. back down to the 50s on tuesday and into the 40s on wednesday. 41 with a chance of rain and snow. 40 on thanksgiving. that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thanks. two men who spent nearly 40 years behind bars are waking up free men. they were incarcerated for a crime they did not commit. here is nbc's cynthia mcfadden.
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>> life is filled with small victories. >> reporter: the moment randy jackson waited 39 years for. >> it was like an emotional roller coaster. even language doesn't fit what i'm feeling. >> reporter: freed from prison. sentence vacated. jackson was one of three neighborhood kids convicted of a 1975 murder in cleveland and sent to death row. prosecutors based this case on the testimony of one 12-year-old boy who recently came forward and said he lied. i felt extreme pressure from detectives to describe a crime i never saw. >> in '75, he was a 12-year-old kid. he was manipulated by the police and they used him and took a lot of courage to do what he did. >> reporter: also freed on friday jackson's codefendent, willy bridgeman.
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he fought to help his friend and brother. >> to be released and the business is over with. i'm at the end of that road. >> reporter: their first stop? lunch with the attorneys who fought hard for their release. many of them not born yet when they where convicted. >> i cannot imagine what it is like to be in prison for 39 years. >> reporter: we asked rickey jackson what he missed most. >> i spent my 20s and 30s and nemy 40s and nearly all of my 50s. i wanted to go places. >> reporter: now he has to put his life back together. >> i lost a life, but i will not waste a lot of time crying about it. i got today. i got right now. i'm surrounded by a lot of good people. i'll take advantage of what i got. >> reporter: for "today,"
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cynthia mcfadden, nbc news, new york. >> if you would like to read more, go to to hear him so positive. i would like to be bitter. >> i would like to think i would be that way. 39 years. >> i guess he feels like he has to move forward and try to savor the days. >> take advantage of the moment. quite a story. still to come this morning. it is time to dust off your record player. lester still has one. you have a turntable? >> what's a record player? >> vinyl is making a comeback. we will look at why it is
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still to come on "today," we will save you a big headache. you can have lower calories but
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delicious thanksgiving meal next week. we will tell you how. good morning. i'm rosemary connors. just a few minutes before 7:30. before you head out the door let's get a check of the forecast from meteorologist michelle grossman. >> some spots in the teens. frigid tart to your day. live look outside. it's a pretty start. looking at sunshine. looking at a little wind, not too much as we head throughout the day. temperatures below freezing. 24 right now in philadelphia. just 16 in pottstown. 19 in atlantic city. 21 in dover. seven-day forecast, 45 today. mostly sunny. by sunday, we'll see mostly cloudy day. 54 degrees. rain comes in overnight sunday into monday. a warm wind on monday.
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50s on tuesday. looking at the chance for rain or snow on your travel day on wednesday. thanksgiving, a cold one. just 40 degrees. as you can see in the seven-day, a lot of changes in that forecast. to stay on top of the latest conditions, download the nbc10 weather app. you will get the updates straight to your phone. it's a free download right now on on website in you from over night investigators are looking for the cause of a fire that broke out at a bar this philadelphia. nbc10 was in kensington around 3:30 this morning shortly after flames ripped through the back of a sports bar that was under construction on kensington avenue. a roof collapsed and the fire spread to two vacant buildings nearby. crews had the flames under control in just about 45 minutes. fortunately no one was hurt. also new from over night. philadelphia police are investigating a stabbing in west kensington. detectives tell us they got a call around 2:45 this morning about a man who had collapsed outside the rite-aid on wesley
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high avenue. i'm rosemary connors. now back to "today."
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♪ we are back now on a saturday morning. it is november 22nd, 2014. a little chilly on the plaza. we have a great crowd to help warm things up. if you are in area this holiday season, frankly anytime of year, we love to have you. come on by and say hello. meet us on the plaza. this time of year, you get to see the tree. >> you should rsvp. i'm kidding. >> we will give you lester's e-mail. still to come, if you are pulling out your stretchy pants for thursday's feast, here is the thing. we want to help you. you don't need the stretchy pants. you need tips from jenna wolfe. she will teach you how to eat
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your favorites. and over the years, we heard about the rise in tiger parents. moms and dads with strict parenting styles. one woman said she was wrong to be a tiger mom. her daughters are better off with her looser parenting. and just a bit later, this could be one of our favorite stories of the day. a 13-year-old who truly defines the word inspiring. he is blind after losing his eye sight to cancer. that is not stopping him from wrestling. a great story. let's start this half hour with a missing dog. not just any. this cost one woman tens of thousands of dollars. leads many to wonder why spend that much money to find a lost dog? she caught up with nbc's peter alexander. >> reporter: what janet mihalyfi will do to hear that howl again. that is what she is doing spending $35,000. >> one of the great dogs.
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yes this dog is healthy and run with me. >> reporter: some have called the most extreme lost dog search ever. on this day, mihalyfi, a 39-year-old i.t. consultant are searching the d.c. park. that is what keeps her going. verified by expert canine trackers. >> i am just miles behind him. >> reporter: she put up more than a dozen cameras and insists this shot from january is havoc. >> to say he is nearby, how do you stop looking for that family member? >> reporter: he disappeared last november when he was led off his leash. when the deer showed up, havoc took off.
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since then, mihalyfi put up posters and consulted psychics. >> she has the resources to do it. she is passionate about it. >> other people buy vacation homes and buy fancy cars. i put that on hold. i miss him. i love him. i'm tired. it's a lot of work to do this. >> reporter: so how long will she go? >> that is the million dollar question. >> reporter: until then, havoc's bed is waiting. for "today" peter alexander, nbc news, washington. >> if you ever lost your pet. it tears your heart out. >> let's hope he is back home soon. let's head to dylan on the plaza for another check of the forecast. >> it feels great compared to buffalo. we are celebrating a 10th birthday on the plaza.
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>> shanel. >> s-h-a-n-e-l. a much better spelling, sheinelle. where are you from? >> columbus, ohio. >> we are talking about a weekend warm up in the east. in the mountains, we are looking at a big snowstorm to bring about a foot or two to the ski resorts. more in the highest elevations. closer to sea level, we are looking at all rain. we have a chance of stronger storms down across texas today. isolated tornadoes are possible, but it will mainly be for damaging winds and hail and heavy downpours. it will shift east as we go into sunday with a slight risk of storms in louisiana into the carolinas. the same threats, hail and damaging wind gusts and tornadoes and heavy rain in the great lakes. that's a look a
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a good saturday morning. i'm meteorologist michelle grossman. another cold one today. not quite as cold as we have been. temperatures in the mid 40s this afternoon. still below normal. under mostly sunny skies. pretty nice afternoon. as we head towards tomorrow, warmer. looking at mostly cloudy skies on sunday. 54. rain comes in overnight. sunday into monday. then monday, warm winds. up to 72. could break a record. back down to the 50s on tuesday and into the 40s on wednesday. 4 is with a chance of rain and snow. 40 on thanksgiving. and that's your latest forecast. back inside to lester, erica and sheinelle. s-h-i-e? no. >> that's a great one. >> maybe one day i'll be in it. >> dylan? it is only natural. >> i think so, too. >> i'll keep you posted. just ahead, keeping the extra calories off your plate this thanksgiving.
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day classics. "today's" fitness correspondent has more. >> reporter: oh, the holidays. so much food and so many calories. so easy to pack on the pounds. >> joel, this is a typical thanksgiving meal? >> 100%. turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and green bean casserole. >> reporter: joel is the senior resident chef at sur la table. >> average plate, we are talking about 3,000 calories. >> per person. >> per person, jenna. 3,000 calories. >> reporter: 5,000 to 10,000 calories more than the recommended per day. it is because of the cream and butter and sugar. are you telling me all of this is in this meal? >> ten sticks of butter.
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six cups of sugar. a cup of salt. eight cups of cream. >> reporter: if you are like the average american, prepare to gain 1 to 2 pounds from thanksgiving to new year's day. is there is way to have your stuffing and turkey and eat it to? >> take reduced fat cream cheese. use low-fat milk. you don't need cream. >> pumpkin pie. >> replace the sugar with honey or agave. you can use whipped greek yogurt. >> green bean casserole. >> the fried onions have to go. take almonds. >> reporter: it is not just what you eat. staying active is an important part of having it all. try to get to the gym thanksgiving morning. prepare your body for minor
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there's been a lot of talk over the last couple of years about tiger parents who constantly pushing this kids to achieve big things. >> sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. one mom says we are in danger of raising stressed out kids if we don't tame the tiger parent. nbc's kelly cobiella has the story. >> reporter: she knows a thing or two about parenting. a mom made a career writing about it for newspapers and magazines. with her first child, lilly, she says she did it all wrong. packing lilly's schedule before
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she could crawl. her future resume with top priorities. >> i learned a class and i asked the teacher if she had talent. she was about 18 months. >> reporter: she was a tiger mom. >> come on. faster. >> reporter: a milder version of reality tv "extreme pushy parents." >> do you want to win? are you ready to go train? >> reporter: daughter lilly played along. until this day winning first place in the science fair brought her to tears. >> that was my wake-up call. she does not want to be put in that race i put her in. >> reporter: three years after the book "the tiger mother" the question is how best to raise our kids. >> so much parenting information put out today.
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you have to in your gut trust. >> reporter: with 9-year-old cleo, tannis is different. >> understandable ones. >> reporter: there's no hovering over her or more relaxed lilly now 12. >> have you seen the change in lilly? >> absolutely. so different. so different. >> reporter: tannis says her tiger is tamed. she has written a book about it hoping others learn from her mistakes. >> i am glad i gave it up when i did. i would not go back. no. >> reporter: happier children, happier mom. for "today," kelly cobiella, nbc news, london. >> you know, sometimes people come by the windows and they wave. it is always fun. we look in the window a few minutes ago. that's shaquille o'neal. we saw you off the street. >> i was in central park and i
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good morning. i'm rosemary connors. grab the hat, the gloves, extra layer this morning. it is freezing outside. let's check in now with meteorologist michelle grossman to see how the rest of the day is shaping up. >> off to a very cold start. we're going to be cold today. just not as cold as we have been. look outdoors because we're looking at sun shines this morning. mixture of sun and clouds throughout the day. pretty and quiet day. 28 right now in philadelphia. all spots below freezing. many spots still in the teens. 19 in mount pocono. 18 in lancaster. for today, 45 degrees. that's still below normal. a cold day but not the 30s that we've been dealing with.
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by tomorrow, 54. that's closer to normal. rain arrives over night into monday morning. monday, big warm-up will be right around 72. back to the 40s for thanksgiving. in montgomery county, investigators are looking into a crash that killed one person at a bliusy intersection we when t cars collided at route 611. four other people were hurt. it's unclear what their conditions are this morning. the drive could be easier for some folks who will use i. 95 when they hit the road for thanksgiving this week. penndot plans to open new southbound lanes near cottman avenue in philadelphia tomorrow morning. the lanes opening tomorrow is a milestone in the $212 million project. it's the agency's single biggest contract ever with workers essentially rebuilding the highway while it's still in use. the new lanes should be safer, smoother, and even a bit wider. despite the progress though in this area, the into irreconstruction project will not wrap up for almost three
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more years. i'm rosemary connors. see you at 8:30.
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good morning. it's saturday, november 22nd, 2014. here is a look at today's top stories. waiting for word. the ferguson community is on edge waiting for a grand jury decision on n is
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looking into an american airlines jet clipped by a shuttle bus on friday at hartsfield-jackson international airport. flight attendants were telling people to deplane as quickly as possible. now to florida, where bill cosby got a round of support from the community as allegations of sexual assault mount. nbc's gabe gutierrez was at the show last night and joins us this morning. >> reporter: sheinelle, good morning. he got two standing ovations
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last night on the stage. he launched into a spirited routine and made no mention of the allegations. at least eight women have come forward and allege cosby of sexual misconduct. angela leslie came forward this morning and spoke to us and this is what she said happened in 1992. >> he took my hand and put it where it should not be and fondle with him. he actually did try to get on top of me, but i was able to push him off and he actually kind of fell on to the floor. he asked me to leave his room because he pretended he got a phone call. i never heard a phone ring. i think he was embarrassed and dismissed me from his room. >> reporter: as we have stressed, cosby has not been charged with a crime. his attorney released a statement, it is completely
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illogical that so many people would have said nothing and done nothing and made no reports to law enforcement if they thought they were assaulted over a span of many years. cosby himself spoke to the local newspaper here "florida today." he is quoted as saying i know people are tired of me not saying anything, but a guy doesn't have to answer to innuendo. sheinelle. >> thank you. finally let's talk about brilliant athletes. tonight in college football, the m.i.t. engineers with a perfect 9-0 season play the first post season game in history. it has 17 high school valedictorians and the quarterback is a rocket scientist literally. and the back-up quarterback is a violinist. >> now you say he is a brain surgeon. >> that is his back-up.
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>> i took a picture with shaq. >> you did. you can see it online. dylan is keeping track of the weather. it is hard to keep focus when shaq was here. >> we were all a little distr t distract distracted. we are looking at colder temperatures to move on out. finally. we have flooding concerns with the warm air moving in across western new york. watch out from detroit through most of ohio where it is slippery this morning. freezing drizzle making the roads slick. here are the watches for western new york state because of all of the snow on the ground. if you melt it down, it is 4 to 6 inches of water. because that has nowhere to go with the clogged drains, we could have more flooding. it is heavy now through south central oklahoma with the rain. watch what happens for the weekend. races move up north and temperatures above normal in buffalo. we will see rain. flooding will be an issue, especially into monday and
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tuesday in the buffalo area. now down to the south, we are going to see much more in the way of rain. this red here is 3 inches. it is across southern georgia and into the panhandle of florida where we are looking at the chance of stronger storms tomorrow. today, a risk of damaging winds and hail and heavy . a good saturday morning. i'm meteorologist michelle broes man. another cold one today. just not quite as cold as we have been. temperatures in the mid 40s this afternoon. still below normal but under mostly sunny skies. nice afternoon. tomorrow, even warmer. looking at mostly cloudy skies on sunday. 54. rain comes in overnight. sunday into monday. then monday, warm winds. up to 72. could break a record. back down to the 50s on tuesday and into the 40s on wednesday. 41 with a chance of rain and snow. 40 on thanksgiving. and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thanks. a remarkable story of survival to share with you. a window washer is recovering
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after falling 11 stories on to a moving car. onlookers say they could not believe it when they saw it happen. jacob rascon has more. >> reporter: the green camry is a total loss. not hit by another car, but person. authorities say a window washer was preparing for his day on a platform on a roof of a bank when somehow he fell 11 stories screaming into a busy san francisco intersection. crushing the camry before bouncing on to the asphalt. >> i saw a black shadow coming from the sky. i just started running. >> i heard the shatter of the glass. the thud. >> i heard him scream as he was falling. >> reporter: a crowd of people rushed to his side. he was alive. it was just last week in new york that two window washers hung on for dear life after their platform gave way.
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trapping the men 68 floors up for two agonizing hours before firefighters rescued them cutting through the windows using diamond cutters. >> we have a successful mission. >> reporter: according to the window cleaners association, window cleaning is actually one of the safer industries. with fewer than three window washer deaths typically reported every year. in san francisco, nobody seems to know why the window washer fell. a coworker described him as careful. >> i have known him for a long time. he is a good worker. >> reporter: authorities say the man is badly hurt, but expected to survive. as is this man, the driver of that camry. who escaped without a scratch. for "today," jacob rascon, nbc news. if you have been holding on to your record players, we have good news. records are making a comeback in a major way at a time when
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online streaming services are taking a chunk out of profits, vinyl is growing. stephanie gosk has more. >> reporter: one of the record makers in the country, a funny thing is happening. the presses are running six days a week and they cannot make them fast enough. it is a far cry from 2005 when vinyl sales were nearly extinct. last year, the numbers shot up to more than 6 million. the manager randy jones says his collection just keeps growing. >> johnny cash, willie nelson, chet adkins. even good old blue eyes. frank sinatra. >> reporter: records are not just one generation removed from today's technology, three or
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four. don't forget cds and tapes. >> it is presence and warmth. it really sounds like something is happening. >> reporter: then there is the tangible thing that you can hold in your hand. >> the big beautiful cover art and reading the liner notes. more of an experience than downloading. >> reporter: the resurgence of vinyl can only go so far. kind of a portability problem. walking around the streets of new york with it is not practical. which is why vinyl sales are a small fraction of album sales. 3%. most people get their music from downloads and streaming. 10-year-olds like ruby is not exactly the market. >> do you known records? >> no. >> it is not a bottom line for
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the music industry. >> reporter: the lp stands for long play. in the era where everything happens on the go, the move of the turntable is a nice change of pace. for "today," stephanie gosk, nbc news, new york. >> johnny cash. >> this is my jackson 5 abc. i bought this when i was 11 years old. >> it looks like it. where can you find it? >> it has scratches on it. >> this is one of the ones i remember having in the house. simon and garfunkel. >> this is one i played all the time. off the wall. >> young jackson and older jackson. >> johnny cash. >> do you have a turntable? >> no. my dad does. >> we could have a record party at your dad's house. >> we're going over later.
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you will head to the orange room now to meet today's plaza fan of the day. >> i certainly am. i'm seeing sparkles over here. we must have a birthday. this is ally sims from columbus, ohio. you are having fun? >> yes. >> you get to be on the "today" show. >> still to come on "today," one of the most courageous 13-year-olds you will ever meet, but first these messages.
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sight, but his vision deteriorated. by age 11, max was completely blind. >> we took the lights down on him with such poise. i don't think i could have handled it with that much grace. >> you have to put it aside. you can't spend your whole life wishing you could have it back when you have all this time to do thing. >> reporter: things like throwing other teenagers around the mat like rag dolls. >> he is a blind wrestler. >> that doesn't worry you? >> i'm of course scared, but very proud of him. >> he is an exceptional wrestler. committed. >> i know he wants to wrestle in college. that is an amazing goal. >> reporter: his coach says wrestling is the perfect sport for max because you have to rely on instinct and feel. he finished last season with an impressive 10-1 record. if max needs a hand, he turns to
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your full forecast straight ahead. the show must go on despite the on going sex assault allegation, bill cosby performed in florida last night. coming up, the reaction from the audience. it's going to be a busy weekend in philadelphia as runners take over the streets from the annual marathon. we'll have a live preview from the race route. those stories and much more coming up next on "nbc10 news today" at 8:30.
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we'll have more of the live pictures coming up. good morning. this is "nbc10 news today." i'm rosemary connors. meteorologist michelle grossman is tracking the weather today but we will get a reprieve this afternoon and tomorrow, right? >> that's right. finally into the 40s later on this afternoon. by tomorrow, 50s. and then we do have 70s in your seven-day. but, yeah, cold start this morning. blue skies. pretty start to the day. we are looking at temperatures in the teens still in some spots. all spots below freezing. so definitely bundle up as you head out this morning. just 19 right now in mount pocono. 20 degrees in pottstown. 25 in wilmington and 24 in atlantic city. it feels colder than that. it feels like the single digits in mount pocono. feels like 23 in philadelphia. dress for these temperatures as you head out but we will be warming up later on this afternoon. if you want to call 44 warm. we do. compared too


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